menti-, ment-

(Latin: mens, mentalis; mind, intellectual faculties; mental; memory)

Mens, animus, corpus. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Mind, soul, body."

A motto of Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, USA.

1. Pertaining to the mind, psyche, or inner self, as in mental health, mental powers, or mental suffering.
2. A reference to the intellectual or cognitive functions, as distinct from the affective and conative, as in mental test.
3. Imaginary or unreal, as when a pain is said to be merely mental.
4. Pertaining to, or affected by a disorder of the mind: a mental patient; mental illness.
5. Providing care for people with disordered minds, emotions, etc.: a mental hospital.
6. Performed by or existing in the mind: mental arithmetic; a mental note.
mental competence
The ability to perform cognitive functions; such as, thinking, comprehending, deliberating, and judging in accordance with a person's age and training.
mental retardation
Intellectual functioning that is significantly below average and is associated with impairment in social adjustment, manifested prior to maturity; usually early in life.

The term is specifically defined in different nations and by some professional organizations, but no single definition is accepted worldwide.

mental thought
1. The doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
2. The doctrine that human conduct reflects the operation of a nonmaterial principle.
3. Any psychological theory that accepts as a proper subject of study the mental basis for human behavior.
4. Parapsychological activities; such as, telepathy and mind reading.
5. The belief that some mental phenomena cannot be explained by physical laws.
mentalist (s) (noun), mentalists (pl)
Someone who is capable of reading other people's minds or of saying what the future will be: Godfrey went to a mentalist to determine if his investments would produce profits or losses.
A person who claims to know what will happen to others.
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mentality (s) (noun), mentalities (pl)
1. A way of thinking, behaving and mental ability: Joseph's ten-year old daughter has the mentality of a university student.
2. A characteristic attitude that determines how a person will interpret and respond to situations; an outlook, a mindset: Katerina is 98 years old, yet she has the mentality to determine how to utilize her computer so she can work on her website and to produce educational material for her visitors.
An activity of the mind that is controlling the individual.
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1. Of or relating to the mind; specifically: of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality.
2. Of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity.
3. Relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity.
4. Occurring or experienced in the mind.
The process of thinking; especially thinking carefully.
mente et artificio
Through mind and skill.

A motto of Ryerson Polytechnical Institutue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1. A word coined by J. A. M. Meerloo to designate the undermining or destruction of a person’s mind or will by “psychological intervention and judicial perversion”; also in extended use, brainwashing.
2. The systematic effort to undermine and destroy a person's values and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., and to induce radically different ideas.
The cultivation of the mind and mental attitudes.
mentor, Mentor (s) (noun); mentors, Mentors (pl)
1. Someone, usually older and more experienced, who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person: As a wise and trusted mentor and senior consultant with years of experience, the supervisor helped many new workers develop successful careers in the company.

When capitalized, Mentor in Greek mythology was the friend whom Odysseus left in charge of the household while he was at Troy and who was the teacher and protector of Telemachus, Odysseus's son.

2. Etymology: a "wise advisor" from 1750; from Greek Mentor, a character in the "Odyssey", a friend of Odysseus, adviser of Telemachus who was often actually Athene in disguise.

Perhaps it ultimately means "adviser", since the name appears to be an agent noun of mentos, "intent, purpose, spirit, passion"; from Latin monitor, "one who admonishes". A form of men-, "to think", as in mental.

A teacher or advisor of children.
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mentor, mentors; mentored; mentoring (verbs)
1. To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher: "The father was mentoring his daughter's preparations for her career as a psychologist."
2. To serve as a loyal guide and teacher: "The school counselor spent a great deal of time providing information and mentored students as they strived to find the right careers for their futures."

"Every day, as a career counselor, he mentors people who are looking for employment in their fields of training and experiences."

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "mind, mental" word units: anima-; anxi-; deliri-; hallucina-; moro-; noo-; nous; phreno-; psych-; thymo-2.